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Starting something since 1901

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’ve been impacting the lives of children across the country for over 100 years. And we’re just getting started.

Over 40 Years of History in Central Florida

While Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been helping change kids’ perspectives for over a century, our history began in Central Florida in 1975 when a group of volunteers formed a Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter out of concern for the number of children being raised in a single parent household. This chapter was led by Big Brothers Big Sisters executives from Tampa and then Jacksonville.

In 2003, a small, but strong Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brevard County merged with Orlando to create Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida. The newly formed agency pooled its resources to build an effective and efficient agency able to serve a growing number of children throughout Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard and Lake Counties, Florida.
Since 1975, we have helped thousands of at-risk youth overcome tremendous obstacles to develop into stable, successful adults and we have you to thank for it. For over 40 years, community volunteers have dedicated their hearts and their time to Start Something BIG for a Little Brother or Sister.